Microbiome Archives | Ann Shippy MD

Managing Your Genes: Understanding Methylation

You probably realize that your genes can predispose you to certain diseases, and that if you have a “faulty” gene, this is something you inherit at birth. However, you may […]
kissing and the microbiome

Pucker Up! Can Kissing Change Your Microbiome?

Intimate kissing—the kind where saliva is exchanged—is a courtship staple unique to us humans and very common in most world cultures. In the midst of sharing an intimate smooch you’re […]
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Controlling Cravings: Are You the Hand or the Puppet?

Anytime you find yourself reaching for that extra slice of cake you might consider this: It might not be you, it might be your gut bacteria. Whether you’re aware or […]

How Gut Microbes Shape the Brain

Evidence of the association between the gut microbiome (the microorganisms living in the intestines, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa) and the brain, keeps getting stronger. Several studies have shown […]
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Clear Gut Vision

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the industrialized world, affecting over 10 million people in North America. There are two basic types of macular degeneration: […]